Waterproof, solar powered, rugged laptop - $400

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Padds
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Waterproof, solar powered, rugged laptop - $400

Post by Padds » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:26 pm

So probably £400 by the time it arrives here :evil:

Noticed this new laptop brand that's about to be released in North America on a news site earlier -

http://solaptop.com/en/products/laptops/

Even if it is a bit low spec, you still get a laptop that can power itself and (with the usual tin-foil proofing :tinfoil: ) might be genuinely useful in a SHTF scenario. Pretty decent value for the money if you ask me, although I still need to get my more basic preps in order before splurging on that type of thing...

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Re: Waterproof, solar powered, rugged laptop - $400

Post by Madsquad » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:54 pm

that is really nice might have to pick me one up

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Re: Waterproof, solar powered, rugged laptop - $400

Post by soutie » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:04 pm

like it a lot , could do with a upgrade on the spec though

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Re: Waterproof, solar powered, rugged laptop - $400

Post by poppypiesdad » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:38 pm

I really don't understand why people go to the bother of having stuff like this , so shtf , emp strike , you go to your Faraday cage , extract your waterproof , solar powered laptop , you open it, it starts up , you've got your files , click your internet and nothing , you connect your mobile dongle , nothing ,you teather it to your mobile nothing , because everything has been fried and you've got a working laptop, that you can play Tetris and minesweeper on .

Meh

Just don't get it

J
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Plan like its the last beer in the fridge.

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Re: Waterproof, solar powered, rugged laptop - $400

Post by Attack Warning Red » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:48 am

poppypiesdad wrote:I really don't understand why people go to the bother of having stuff like this , so shtf , emp strike , you go to your Faraday cage , extract your waterproof , solar powered laptop , you open it, it starts up , you've got your files , click your internet and nothing , you connect your mobile dongle , nothing ,you teather it to your mobile nothing , because everything has been fried and you've got a working laptop, that you can play Tetris and minesweeper on .

Meh

Just don't get it

J
+1

Surely life after any kind of SHTF would be about adapting to life without all that. Computers would be pretty useless IMO. I'd just make sure I had a working calculator as those will always be useful. But computers?...

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Re: Waterproof, solar powered, rugged laptop - $400

Post by Attack Warning Red » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:52 am

Just seen the website, and see the computer runs Linux... :shock:

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Re: Waterproof, solar powered, rugged laptop - $400

Post by badgersden » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:01 am

this would be a great bit of kit,you could store so much information it would be a mobile library and never run out of power,i think people forget computers or laptops are not just for surfing the internet,

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Re: Waterproof, solar powered, rugged laptop - $400

Post by Arzosah » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:24 am

badgersden wrote:this would be a great bit of kit,you could store so much information it would be a mobile library and never run out of power,i think people forget computers or laptops are not just for surfing the internet,
Exactly! Don't care about the internet, but the ability to have so much information on the laptop is a huge advantage, potentially.

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Re: Waterproof, solar powered, rugged laptop - $400

Post by metatron » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:53 pm

You can normally pick up an OLPC for under £50 they were from the One Laptop Per Child project and were built for kids in Africa and South America. They also feature mesh networking.

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Re: Waterproof, solar powered, rugged laptop - $400

Post by ForgeCorvus » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:38 pm

Attack Warning Red wrote:Just seen the website, and see the computer runs Linux... :shock:
Sorta...Ubuntu, which is what I use (coz Microsoft is EVIL) . Its a friendly looking window and tab front-end thats not too scary even if you're not some kind of hacker/nerd.

Herself can use it just fine and her laptop is Windows

Big advantage is theres loads of free software and you don't have to pay for upgrades to the core (I think I got the 8.0 version on a disk and I'm now running the 10. or 11. version ATM thinking of upping to the 12. that came out a few months back)....Oh, and backwards compatible which W. isn't, no matter what they say
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